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The Tourist Attraction
The Tourist Attraction | Sarah Morgenthaler
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"CONTEMPORARY ROMCOM When Graham Barnett named his diner The Tourist Trap, he meant it as a joke. Now he's stuck slinging reindeer dogs to an endless string of resort visitors who couldn't interest him less. Not even the sweet, enthusiastic tourist in the corner who blushes every time he looks her way... Two weeks in Alaska isn't just the top item on Zoey Caldwell's bucket list. It's the whole bucket. One look at the mountain town of Moose Springs and she's smitten. But when an act of kindness brings Zoey into Graham's world, she may just find there's more to the man than meets the eye...and more to love in Moose Springs than just the Alaskan wilderness"--
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TravelsWithBooks
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https://travelswithboooks.wordpress.com/2022/04/14/the-tourist-attraction-by-sar...

I haven't been reading much, after traveling and getting started at my new job. I'm trying to catch up on my blog, I swear!

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Cupcake12
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Tagged my last read. I don‘t mind visiting Alaska and meeting a tall dark handsome diner owner!
Everybody tagged xx

Allylu I just finished the first book in the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr - I wouldn't mind being the MC in that one! Woohoo!
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Cupcake12 @allylu I read that a few weeks ago…definitely agree with you 😍 8mo
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Cupcake12
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#awesomeapril update
I finished The Tourist Attraction late last night but have changed my next book to read. Esme (my 12 y/o) has just finished reading The Lion above the door and said “Mum, you really need to read this!”

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 8mo
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Cupcake12
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#aesetheticallymatched
The ideal match…..snowy backdrop, pick up truck and a dog!

Clwojick Perfect Match! 😍 8mo
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Cupcake12
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Up next to read…..

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thebluestocking
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01. The Tourist Attraction; The Book of Form and Emptiness
02. Feed, by Mira Grant
03. Sea of Tranquility, by Emily St. John Mandel

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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michellelav
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This was a cute novel. Zoey takes her dream vacation to Alaska where she has many adventures. 🌲🌲 I enjoyed the description of the small town and nature scenes. 😁 I had been reading it over the holidays and finally got around to finishing it 😊 I'd day it was a soft pick.

jb72 I just put this on hold at the library. 11mo
michellelav @jb72 it's pretty cute! 😊 11mo
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tracey38
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Just finished this ebook. Due to being sick all week and having a headache, it's been easier to read on my kindle so I can keep the lights low. This was a cute romance set in Alaska. I loved Ulysses the Moose, and Jake the dog. But the main characters were good too. I quick, fun read.

#20in4 #NewYearSpecial @Andrew65

Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 11mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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#12Booksof2021 #7thBookof2021 #July This was a funny rom-com; it's not a genre I typically read, but I'm glad I did. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks fun. 11mo
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witchyreader13
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Thanks @kamoorephoto. Late with my #weekendreads - holiday week was busy af 😅
Reading: Fan Fiction: a Mem-noir by Brent Spiner that I got for Christmas ❤
Favorites: Christmas Vacation, Charlie Brown, Scrooged, Mixed Nuts, Planes Trains & Automobiles, horror Jack Frost & sequel, Krampus, & Muppets Christmas Carol 😋
Tagged: Easily bored by romance, but this was ridiculously funny. Kept reading the best lines out loud, so gf read & loved it too 😊

MellieD1974 Current read is Ready Player 2 and a few others books. My favorite wintery movies are Charlie Brown, Scrooge and Fred Claus, and I have a few #DebbieMacComber books that are winter set. Along with some #AgathaChristie 11mo
witchyreader13 @MellieD1974 I tend to be a multi-reader as well. Lol. 11mo
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melissajayne
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2.5⭐️ I thought it was ok; I think I was expecting more out of the book than I got out of it. It started promising but it just kinda fell flat and unrealistic. The characters were well developed, but I would have liked to see the personality of the town a little more. #2021 #bookreview #bookstagram #romcom #fiction #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +16pts

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Wildly_Bookish
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Finished this one today!

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melissajayne
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1) Tagged book, Dear Santa, State of Terror, The Christmas Escape, The White Ship, The Royal Governess

2) Laundry, reading, working on my Bible study, getting a good chunk of those ridiculous Hallmark movies that I have on the PVR watched.

3) Anything on my #bookspinbingo card.

#weekendreads

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ads0123
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Just does make it into a pick for me. It was pretty cute, but seemed to drag a bit toward the end.

#TBRRead #WinterGames #MistletoeManiacs #AVeryMerryReadathon

TheSpineView Awesome! 12mo
melissajayne Is it a Christmas book? I‘m wondering how to tag it on Goodreads 12mo
ads0123 @melissajayne this one isn‘t a Christmas one, it‘s set during the summer, but the sequel is definitely a Christmas book. 12mo
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Ash.on.the.line
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My first holiday TBR book for #wintergames2021
This one was a light read and fun in Alaska. The main issue is that the guy is described as grumpy and he‘s not all that grumpy. Still fun!
#teamgamesleighers

StayCurious haha funny 12mo
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SheReadsAndWrites
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This is a super cute romance read. This is the first book I've read by this author and excited to read more. 🤓❤️ #romance

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Allthebookclubs
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What a sweet little romance! Zoey are Graham are meant for each other, even if they keep denying it over and over. Alaska is my dream place, so the imagery won me over. I took a solo momcation there in 2019 and fell in love with its beauty just like Zoey. I‘d rate this pg13 in the romance department, which is how I prefer my books. Book #51 in 2021

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Bklover
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First romance I‘ve read in a long time! Picked it up because it takes place in Alaska - enjoyed every page!

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KindleAddict
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This is a really cute rom com and i am a sucker for books with pets🐶

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CoffeeNBooks
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This was a really fun rom-com! Zoey is in Moose Springs, Alaska on a vacation she saved up for years to go on. Graham is from Moose Springs, runs a little restaurant called The Tourist Trap, and doesn't like tourists.

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peanutnine
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Cute rom-com alert!! Graham is a grumpy diner owner in a small Alaskan town who hates tourists. Enter Zoey, the cute and down-to-earth tourist who makes him break all his rules, but who is only on vacation for two weeks. Add in some flirty banter, a silly moose, and a loveable doggo. I enjoyed my time in Moose Springs and will be reading the rest of the series.

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5280reader
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Best way to beat the blistering heat? Read a book set in Moose Springs Alaska! Really enjoyed this light witty romance between a local, Graham, who wants to protect his town from over tourism and Zoey, the endearing tourist who catches his eye, and heart!
#bookspinbingo

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wanderinglynn
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Sweet, funny, with a happy ending and something I don‘t have to think too hard about. That‘s what I look for in a light-hearted romance novel & this book delivered.

A fun setting in Moose Springs, Alaska. A grumpy but funny local male and a sweet but determined tourist female. Plus a moose and a blind border collie. Let the shenanigans begin.

The narrator also did a good job.

8hrs for #20in4 for a total of 17hrs

BethM Well this sounds lovely. 2y
wanderinglynn @BethM I enjoyed it. It made me laugh and I like happy endings. 2y
Andrew65 Well done. This looks worth a read. 👏👏👏 Doing brilliantly! 🙌 (edited) 2y
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bookandbedandtea
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This was completely adorable. Another day I might have gotten annoyed by all the hijinks but today I was in the right mood for humor plus romance. Graham and Zoey were both wonderful characters and the Ulysses episode ripped my heart out. It all added up to a lovely day of reading.

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bookandbedandtea
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Graham cracks me up 😄

charl08 Oh I love this series. Fun times.🍔🍟 2y
bookandbedandtea @charl08 I loved the first book! I'll read the next one, one of these days, as Lana and Rick sound like an interesting couple. 2y
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Sargar114
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A light and fluffy romance and a “Luke from Gilmore Girls” type lead male, sign me up. Graham owns a popular burger shop in a small touristy town in Alaska and is not a fan of tourists, until Zoey comes to town on her vacation of lifetime (in more ways than one). While predictable, I enjoyed it so much that when the ending I expected happened it was exactly what I wanted. I‘m looking forward to reading more about Moose Springs.

Sargar114 This was 22 on my bookspin bingo board, when I was filling out my board for this slower month I realized I accidentally had 3 in a row...so with one week left, I‘m gonna abandon this weeks book spin and doublespin and try for a bingo. 🤷🏼‍♀️ @TheAromaofBooks 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This one has been on my TBR for a while. Good luck on your bingo!!! 2y
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brandierickson
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Another fun, cute little rom-com.

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BookishMarginalia
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@WanderingBookaneer was right: this is really fun!

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Sargar114
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Anyone else get a big Luke from Gilmore Girls vibe from Graham? Just read the first little bit and cannot stop picturing him.

mdm139 Yes he talks so much! 2y
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Julsmarshall
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Sweet and funny, maybe a smidge too cute. I like the unusual setting and the sweet pup and will definitely read the next in the series. I rated it a pick because it was a good distraction from a long week but it was close 😄 #20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks fun. 2y
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Q84
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⭐⭐⭐⭐

Book 10 for #JoyousJanuary
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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Lollymya
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I've been meaning to read this one! 2y
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MeganMarieWrites
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Finished it at 2:45 this morning. Another one that I just wanted to keep reading! Made me smile from beginning to end....and I had to stifle my early morning laughter several times. Quirky characters, heartfelt moments, and one amorous moose made for an enjoyable read!

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MaggieCarr
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5* Welp finished this one in a 24 hour period dispite working a full shift. Got called out for reading during dinner too LOL. I found the book, the characters, the town, the animal advocacy, storylines, and pacing perfect. The perfect example of how a closed-door romance should be. Can't wait to get to #2, book #3 publishes next week and I'm eager to get my hands on it.

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ChasingOm
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This was so cute that I was almost not able to read it because I was in a bad mood — does that make any sense? 😂

I‘ve lived in a few places where the townie/outsider dynamic is real, so I connected with this book. And both of the main characters are SUCH CINNAMON ROLLS plus there are actual cinnamon rolls and a cute dog and — ugh. Melt.

I should have the second book in my hands sometime in the next few days. 😄

ValerieAndBooks Yes makes sense! And love the bookmark 🤓 2y
Sharpeipup Love your bookmark! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm not familiar with cinnamon roll as a description. Can you explain? 2y
ChasingOm Hey @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick! The way I use the term is for characters who are warm and sweet — and make you feel a little bit gooey inside. 😉😄 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Oh! That makes total sense now. Thanks! 😁 2y
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Bookgirl_Isaacson
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This book gave me Northern Exposure meets Gilmore Girls vibes! I kept envisioning Graham as an Alaskan version of Luke Danes from Gilmore Girls. Lol! This would actually make for a fun and entertaining Netflix series. I could picture each of Zoey‘s vacation days as a different episode.

I enjoyed this romp through the little town of Moose Springs and its characters. It‘s predictable, but just dive in and enjoy it anyway. Perfect escapism!

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Lindsbooklover93
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Hi everyone! I finished my first read for this year. This was a cute read about Alaska in a smalltown. I couldn't put this book down. 😊 #litsy #kindle #kindlefire #bookworm #Alaska #tourist

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Cinsarly
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Nope. I'm half way through and all the characters are still irritating to me. The entire plot is white hipsters in Alaska flirt and it's just boring. My favorite parts are the blind dog and the moose and that is not enough to get through another 5.5 hrs. I'm out. I hope they don't end up in love, but I'm sure they do. Because they both like Alaska, animals, and reading, and that's all it takes, right? TBR 16 pts #WinterGames2020 #MerryReaders

MidnightBookGirl Haha, Kim and I both love this series... but they are kind of white hipsters flirting (him more so than her). 2y
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Traci1
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⭐⭐⭐
This would have been a 4 star pick if it just weren't so long. I'm not big on rom-com books, but this one hooked me in the beginning. I liked the characters, and enjoyed the story. But the last 3rd of the book dragged, and the ever repeating conflict was overdone. I've got her second book on my kindle, but now I'm not sure if I want to read it.

+546 #wintergames #merryreaders @Clwojick
#christmasspirit #disneymovieathon

mdm139 I liked the second book way better than the first. 2y
Traci1 @mdm139 that's good to hear. Maybe I'll give it a shot. 2y
TheSpineView 👍📖📚 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick You're still crushing it!! This is on my TBR... I'll proceed with caution. 2y
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jmfafara
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I adored this book. The laugh out loud moments were wonderful, the characters were well developed, the plot moved along nicely, and the romance was *chef's kiss*

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BayouGirl85
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Graham and Zoey have a great chemistry that was immediate and electric. What a way to spend a vacation.

December Book 19/25 #LitsyLove

#wintergames2020 #merryreaders

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LouBeth
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This book is getting good but now my legs are starting to fall asleep.

emilyhaldi Ohmygosh!!! But you can‘t move now! 🤣 2y
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AmberWB
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I really enjoyed this one. It was a quick, light read that had me laughing out loud more than once. Years ago, there was a show called Northern Exposure that I loved. It was set in a tiny Alaskan town and had a number of quirky characters. This book reminded me a lot of that. This is the first of 3 in the Moose Springs series, and I already have book 2 ready to go!

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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Rating: ⭐️ (DNF)

The Tourist Trap is about Zoey a tourist who is excited to visit Alaska and about a cranky, tourist hating man named Graham. Graham takes an automatic liking to Zoey. Zoey ends up touring Alaska and hangs out a lot with Graham.
Not even the cute dog Jake could save this book! I like the premise of this story, but the story was so slow. It was boring as well. There were a few funny moments. #bookstagram #bibliophile #litsy

Kimberlone I had to force myself to finish this one. I feel like the premise had a lot of potential and I‘m always on the lookout for a good Alaska book (I also worked in tourism for a long time) but this was really missed the mark. 2y
The_Heeler_Booklife @Kimberlone yeah it definitely did. I was thinking about pushing myself, but I have so many other library books to read. I had the sequel from the library and I‘m not even going to try with that. 2y
Kimberlone @The_Heeler_Booklife I read another review yesterday that said the second book is much better and the dialogue is improved...I am tempted since it is Christmas themed but I‘m not sure I want to take the risk if it really is as bad as this one was 2y
The_Heeler_Booklife @Kimberlone that makes sense. I probably won‘t give it a chance. Glad to hear it is better though. 2y
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Lovesbooks87
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Spent the last day of my Thanksgiving break in Moose Springs, Alaska and I loved every minute of it. Zoey is on a vacation to see her friend. But she doesn‘t plan on meeting a grumpy diner owner who was hot. I loved watching Zoey and Graham‘s love story play out and can‘t wait to start the next book tomorrow. Now the countdown to winter break begins. 13 work days left, but who‘s counting ! 😀

aroc Looks cute and cozy! 2y
Lovesbooks87 @aroc it was! 2y
Lovesbooks87 #bbrc grown up it‘s a holiday 2y
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Butterfinger Love the Belle ornament. 2y
meglynn86 Ohhh nice. I have that on my TBR list 2y
Lovesbooks87 @meglynn86 I finished the next book in the series last night. When the craziness is over at the post office I will send them your way! 2y
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Purrfectpages
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I just got back from my trip to Moose Springs. Given the fun feel of the town, the scenery, and its cast of characters, it sounds like a place I would visit in real life. For Graham, the revolving door of tourists is getting old, no matter how successful his diner is because of them. Things look up though when Graham meets Zoey. This tourist strikes him as different from the rest. I loved the banter, but the insta love didn't leave me swooning.